This is the detailed life-like portrait of German Chancellor Angela Merkel an artistic hairdresser shaved into the back of a client’s head.
The artistic hairstyle was created by 35-year-old barber Mario Hvala from the city of Novi Sad in Serbia and took him eight hours to complete.
He told Central European News (CEN): “Besides Merkel being a strong leader and influential woman in the world of politics in a state that counts over 80 million people it was interesting to me that she is actually a Serbian in-law.”
Merkel is married to Joachim Sauer, who Hvala explained has origins from the Sorbs region, home to a “Serbian national minority that settled in eastern Germany”.
He added: “When I read that I found it interesting to place her among my famous portraits.”
Mario started doing the hair portraits in 2009 and he told CEN that he would like to do a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
He recently created a portrait of his favourite Game of Thrones character Arya Stark, who is played by British actress Maisie Williams.
Hvala says his most requested hair portraits are those of American President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and football star Lionel Messi.